Immunisations

Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B Immunisation Programme

The Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B Immunisation Protocol sets out the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in the delivery of the Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B immunisation programme for infants born to Hepatitis B positive mothers across NHS England – South (South West). Its purpose is to:

  • Act as a guide as to the correct procedures relating to the Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B immunisation programme
  • Provide a comprehensive description of the local services which contribute to the running of the Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B immunisation programme across NHS England – South (South West)
  • Draw together the national guidance documents which set standards for the Neonatal and Infant Hepatitis B immunisation programme.

The Infant Dried Blood Spot testing for Hepatitis B guidance covers the local arrangements for the Infant Hepatitis B Dry Blood Spot Testing programme and includes all links to relevant national documents including training resources for the Dry Blood Spot Testing programme.